TALIS 2008 Technical Report

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The OECD’s new Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been designed to provide data and analyses on the conditions needed for effective teaching and learning in schools. As the first international survey with this focus, it seeks to fill important information gaps that have been identified at the national and international levels of education systems.

This TALIS Technical Report describes the development of the TALIS instruments and methods used in sampling, data collection, scaling and data analysis phases of the first round of the survey. It also explains the rigorous quality control programme that operated during the survey process, which included numerous partners and external experts from around the world.

The information in this report complements the first international report from TALIS, Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS (OECD, 2009) and the User Guide for the TALIS International Database.



Survey Operations Procedures

This chapter focuses on the survey operation procedures implemented for TALIS, including the materials and software that the International Study Centre (ISC) provided to all National Project Managers (NPMs). Other tasks of the NPMs as well as the three phases of the survey were explained in more detail in Chapter 1of this report. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement Data Processing Center (IEA DPC) had developed a series software packages for previous IEA surveys, and adapted them to fit the needs of TALIS. The chapter concludes with an explanation of the quality control checks at different levels which ensure the high quality of the TALIS data.


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